Low cost carrier Deccan offer flight bookings through mobile phones

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Bangalore, Nov 5 (UNI) India's first low cost carrier Deccan today announced its mFly initiative in partnership with Oxigen, a market leader for electronic virtual distribution of services, to enable passengers book, pay and generate an e-ticket on their mobile phones.

Addressing a press conference jointly Deccan Executive Chairman G R Gopinath and Oxigen Chairman and Managing Director Pramod Saxena said the new initiative would be a prepaid user account which could be accessed through mobile phone to book Deccan tickets instantly.

The company hoped to utilise the vast potential available in the country where nearly 200 million mobile phone users were covered under the network. Deccan passengers would be able to book tickets any time and from practically any location and reduce dependence on debit cards or credit cards and ticketing windows, he added.

Mr Saxena said the facility would be available in 50000 outlets across the country. The number of outlets would cross five lakh in next years, he added saying that the company's dream was to ensure providing IT enabled services even in small shops gradually.

He said the company outlets already provided various services such as payment of various bills and subscription and had done a transaction of over Rs 600 crore through six

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